Manchester City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Champions League – as it happened

The Guardian - Nov 07, 22:08 GMT

Gabriel Jesus scored a hat-trick, including a controversial penalty that was earned when Raheem Sterling simply kicked the turf and fell overRead Paul Wilson’s match report from the Etihad 10

Gabriel Jesus scored a hat-trick, including a controversial penalty that was earned when Raheem Sterling simply kicked the turf and fell over

Not really much analysis to take from this game, which will largely be remembered for the absurd penalty awarded to Manchester City in the first half. City fully in control in Group F, although a late goal for Hoffenheim at Lyon means City don’t qualify with the win tonight. A miraculous 2-2 draw for Hoffenheim actually, who came back from 2-0 down with 10 men. This is how things stand. It would take a miracle for City not to qualify.

Related: Gabriel Jesus scores controversial penalty in Manchester City victory

Raheem Sterling speaks about the controversial first-half penalty:

I went to chip the ball and I don’t know what happened next. I kicked the turf. I don’t think I felt any contact. Apologies to the ref and apologies to Shakhtar.

We needed the win to keep the pressure on the others. Defeat to Lyon was a wake-up call and in the Champions League, these things can happen.”

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